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Violence-hit Shillong limps back to normalcy

June 9, 2018 4:50:44 pm

The capital of Meghalaya was gripped by violence since May 29 following an altercation between Sikh residents in the city's Punjabi Lane area, and Khasi drivers of state-run buses.

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Fenced in by past, Shillong’s Punjabi Lane hopes for a clean break

June 6, 2018 7:12:20 am

Since clashes erupted following an altercation between a Khasi bus driver and a woman from the Punjabi Lane on May 30, the locality next to Shillong’s commercial hub and its largest traditional market place of Iewduh, or Bara Bazaar, has been under almost continuous curfew.

Around 350 families live in ‘Punjabi Lane’. (Express photo by Abhishek Saha)

Curfew stays: No fresh clashes in Shillong

June 6, 2018 2:43:03 am

On Wednesday, the curfew in the 14 areas will be relaxed for five hours — from 7 am to 12 noon — an official press note said.

Around 350 families live in ‘Punjabi Lane’. (Express photo by Abhishek Saha)

Shillong remains under curfew as Army stages flag march

June 5, 2018 7:38:58 am

The CM announced the formation of a seven-member high-level committee headed by Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong, which will work towards finding a permanent solution to the long-pending issue of relocation of the settlers in Punjabi Lane.

Around 350 families live in ‘Punjabi Lane’. (Express photo by Abhishek Saha)

Shillong unrest: Minorities commission to probe clashes between Sikhs, Khasis

June 4, 2018 6:49:15 pm

The panel has decided to send its member Manjit Singh Rai from Punjab to Shillong to assess the situation, said NCM chairperson Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi.

Clashes broke out last Thursday in Punjabi Line area when a bus handyman was allegedly beaten up by a group of residents. (File)

Shillong unrest: Curfew imposed across city till tomorrow, MHA sends team of central forces to restive areas

June 4, 2018 4:22:57 pm

Shillong has been on the edge since Thursday following a clash triggered by an altercation between a Khasi boy and a Sikh woman in a Punjabi settlement with around 350 households in Them Iew Mawlong.

Clashes broke out last Thursday in Punjabi Line area when a bus handyman was allegedly beaten up by a group of residents. (File)

Shillong clashes: CM Conrad Sangma says ‘funded’; Punjab sends team

June 4, 2018 6:59:54 am

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told reporters that “certain people” were funding the unrest in the city and added that evidence of alcohol and money being supplied to protesters had been found.

Around 350 families live in ‘Punjabi Lane’. (Express photo by Abhishek Saha)

Shillong unrest: Need to resolve disputes on table, not streets, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma  

June 3, 2018 10:07:13 pm

While internet and SMS services continued to remain suspended for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, curfew, however, was relaxed in the 14 localities under Lumdiengjri police station and Cantonment Beat House.

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Khasi-Punjabi clashes: Why there is unrest in Meghalaya capital

June 3, 2018 7:03:19 pm

Shillong violence: The tension between the two communities stems from a long-standing demand from sections of the Khasi society to evict "illegal settlers" from the area.

Around 350 families live in ‘Punjabi Lane’. (Express photo by Abhishek Saha)

Khasi-Punjabi clash: Shillong stays tense, night curfew in place

June 3, 2018 11:35:00 am

Shillong clashes: Khasi outfits call for eviction of ‘trouble makers, illegal settlers’, residents of ‘Punjabi Lane’ say we belong here.

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Shillong clashes: Army holds flag march as curfew continues in several parts, internet services remain suspended

June 2, 2018 10:44:06 pm

Several groups including the Khasi Students Union, the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People and the Hynniewtrep Youth Council demanded that those involved in the assault of local boys be punished.

Congress wins Ampati assembly seat, emerges single largest party in Meghalaya

May 31, 2018 2:36:48 pm

Congress now has 21 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. Ruling National People's Party (NPP), which is currently leading the coalition government in the state with the support of regional parties and BJP, has 20 MLAs. 

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Meghalaya: Bomb hurled at residence of The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim

April 18, 2018 12:41:57 pm

A blow to freedom of press in Meghalaya as a bomb goes off under the bedroom window of Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim

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Meghalaya: Conrad Sangma government seeks 90:10 funding for Shillong Smart City project

April 10, 2018 8:14:43 am

Meghalaya urban affairs minister Hamlet Dohling pointed out that implementing developmental projects in hilly areas is not easy as compared to plain areas.

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Meghalaya: Cop dead, another injured after health minister son’s car collide with a bike 

April 7, 2018 9:38:02 pm

The SP said both the vehicles were seized and investigation is on to find out if the minister’s son was in an inebriated condition when he was driving the car.

How Meghalaya policemen blocked bail of ‘GNLA chief’ not arrested

March 22, 2018 6:01:22 pm

Sangma has been in custody since 30 July 2012 and moved the top court claiming that the police allegedly continued to implicate him in different cases and that proper documents were not produced during the arrests.

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Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma says job tough, but expresses resolve to spur development

March 18, 2018 3:01:04 pm

Conrad Sangma said, "I don't want to be seen as a person who is forcing people but I think it is important that we as leaders lead by example."

Meghalaya govt making efforts to tackle militancy: K Sangma

March 13, 2018 2:29:00 pm

"The government of Meghalaya is committed to its goal of ensuring that the state is free of militants and criminals," Sangma said after eight GNLA cadres surrendered before him at the police headquarters on Monday.

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Meghalaya: Conrad K Sangma allocates portfolios to ministers

March 8, 2018 8:12:50 pm

"The cabinet had sent the list of portfolios to Raj Bhavan and Governor Ganga Prasad approved it," the senior official told PTI.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma: ‘This is NPP-led govt, and decisions overall will be made from our side’

March 7, 2018 2:47:37 am

Conrad, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker and Union minister late P A Sangma, is currently a Lok Sabha member from Tura, and is heading a 12-member Cabinet.

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Conrad Sangma sworn in as Meghalaya Chief Minister

March 7, 2018 2:41:37 am

The National People’s Party-led five-party coalition has been named the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA).

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Dream come true for family to see son rise to this level: Conrad Sangma’s mother    

March 6, 2018 3:56:18 pm

"I am a little emotional. It was a dream of his late father Purno A Sangma to see his son rise to this level. God is kind," she told PTI.

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NPP’s Conrad Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya

March 6, 2018 2:01:44 pm

The ceremony was attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP chief Amit Shah. Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh and BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli were also present.

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Meghalaya swearing-in highlights: Conrad Sangma becomes CM with BJP backing

March 6, 2018 2:06:56 pm

National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma took the oath as chief minister of Meghalaya today along with 11 party leaders. The ceremony was attended by BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Meghalaya swearing-in today, cracks in coalition; Rahul Gandhi slams BJP

March 6, 2018 8:35:41 am

BJP president Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh are set to attend the oath-taking ceremony. NPP leaders said Conrad and 11 ministers will be sworn in today.

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